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Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Hokies vs Yellow Jackets Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Virginia Tech Hokies at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
- Where: Atlanta at McCamish Pavilion
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: Virginia Tech -7.5, VTECH -347 | GTECH +268 O/U 141.0
Virginia Tech heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 15-10. On the road, the Hokies will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 1-7. So far, the Hokies have been favored 22 times, going 15-7 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Virginia Tech as -7.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech’s leading scorer this season is Grant Basile, who is averaging 16.32 points per contest. So far, Basile has accounted for 21.84% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.68 rebounds per game and 1.88 assists. Sean Pedulla is the second leading scorer for the Hokies, averaging 15.64 points per game. Between him and Pedulla, they are accounting for 42.8% of the team’s scoring.
Virginia Tech comes into their matchup vs Georgia Tech looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 215th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 39.3%. So far, 41.43% of the Hokies’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 62.1 possessions per game.
Yellow Jackets Preview:
Georgia Tech will take the floor against the Hokies with an overall record of 9-16. So far this season, Georgia Tech has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-7. For the season, Georgia Tech has been the underdog in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 2-15. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Yellow Jackets being +7.5 point underdogs.
Georgia Tech will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Miles Kelly who is averaging 12.72 points per game for the Yellow Jackets. Kelly is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Yellow Jackets’ offensive game plan is the play of Dallan Coleman who has hit 38.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.28 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Georgia Tech will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Yellow Jackets are ranked 282nd at 68.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 432nd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Georgia Tech is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.
Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +7.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Virginia Tech Hokies are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -7.5. However, we anticipate Georgia Tech putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Hokies as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Yellow Jackets to cover.